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VAI is recruiting a Development and Partnerships Manager

Source By: VAI

Job Title: Development and Partnerships Manager

Salary: £37,943 - 41,642

Application deadline: 22nd October.

Interviews: w/c 30th October. 

Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) is seeking an experienced manager with the skills and experience to help develop and implement the organisation’s new strategic and operational plans. 

VAI is the local membership organisation and accredited Volunteer Centre in Islington. We offer information, advice and training to develop the capacity of those we work with, and we provide a voice through our networks, forums and events. As a local organisation, we prioritise the issues facing Islington’s residents and seek solutions to address their needs. 

The charity is embarking on the next phase of its development and we are facing new and exciting challenges. The post holder will manage and develop services and staff under VAI’s Development function and will contribute to the development and production of resources, materials and training packages covering all aspects of organisational management and development. They will also be involved in developing new and maintaining existing relationships in order to achieve our strategic aims. This is a new role. 

More info on VAI’s website.

At the Intersections of Race and Class' Conference 20 Nov 2017

Source By: ROTA


In spite of equality and socio-economic rights existing in legislation, discrimination and inequality has been on the rise and it has become ever more difficult to access justice.  Unison's success in challenging employment tribunal fees, SOAS student action for justice for workers on zero hour contracts, and collective action of social housing residents across London challenging discrimination and inequality in housing, has demonstrated the importance of collective action in ensuring access to justice and enforcing socio economic rights for those who are marginalised on the grounds of race and class. 

At this conference we will hear from legal experts on the domestic and international legislative framework protecting socio-economic rights.  Speakers will also include those who have successfully used collective action as a means of ensuring access to justice and enforcing socio-economic rights. This will be an interactive conference bringing together academics, lawyers, campaigners and the voluntary and community sector to explore multi-disciplinary approaches to tackling inequality at the intersections of race and class.


  • Andy Bates - London Tenants Federation
  • Colm O'Cinneide - Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law, UCL
  • Jamie Burton - Chair of Just Fair and Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers
  • Koldo Casla - Just Fair
  • Shantha David - Solicitor at Unison

To book your place, please complete our online booking form, available at:

For more information on this event, please email or call 020 7697 4066.

Shoreditch Trust are recruiting for Active Citizens 2017!

Source By: Shoreditch Trust

Shoreditch Trust are recruiting for Active Citizens 2017!

This November the Shoreditch Trust will be delivering the Active Citizens Leadership Training programme in partnership with the British Council. This interactive programme of workshops will run across five days. 

Refreshments and lunches will be provided.

Participants must be 18 and over, have an interest in social action, community development, community leadership, volunteering, or simply want to build their networks in the local and global social action programme. The focus of our delivery is positive social change and community development in Hackney.

To apply, please visit:  

If you have any questions about recruitment, the programme or the workshops please do not hesitate to contact Fred Agbah 02070338509 or email

Here is a short film that helps to explain the programme in more detail here:

Building a Stronger Britain Together funding introduction

Source By: LBH

You are invited to an introduction to the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) grant and in-kind support fund. The event will be led by the BSBT team and will provide opportunity for Hackney partners to ask questions about the fund and how it might support our work in Hackney.

The Building a Stronger Britain Together programme funds programmes which enable:

• fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values;

• an increased sense of belonging and civic participation at the local level;

• more resilient communities.

You can read details from the previous grant round to provide an overview at , the link should be updated later this week for the next round of funding. The third call for grant applications is due to open on 19 October and close end November 2017.

We expect there to be high interest in this event and so places must be reserved using the eventbrite link below. We ask that each organisation books only one place to allow for as many partners as possible to attend.

City, University of London,Disability and Social Inclusion seminar: Technology and older people

Source By: City, University of London

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences, Disability and Social Inclusion seminar

We invite you to our November seminar:  Technology and quality of life of older people

When: Thursday, November 16th  2017, 1pm-2.15pm

Venue: Room A227, College Building St John Street, EC1V 4PB

To book a place please email Doria Pilling: 

(please give a contact no.)

Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Damant, Research Officer, Personal  Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The seminar will present findings from an NIHR School for Social Care Research scoping study entitled E-inclusion and access to the ICT sector of older people in England. The project adopted a mixed method approach including a literature review, a focus group and individual interviews with older people, as well as interviews with a range of experts from academia, third sector organisations, and local and national governments. Overall, the results show that many older people report some benefits of using of ICT for certain aspects of their daily life. However, the effects of digital engagement on older people’s quality of life are not universally positive. Furthermore, research methods to measure the social impact of technology use need further development in order to sufficiently capture older people’s experiences in today’s digital age.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Directions to the venue at:

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